Incredibly, in 2011 the sale of bicycles exceeded that of cars. This has not been the case since the war. Times are definitely changing, the bicycle has set us in motion after years and years of lounging on chairs and office sofas, watching TV... In 2011 there were 1,750,000 against 1,748,143 bikes sold car.
Though the news of this trend is supposed to be uplifting, give us hope, show that humans are finally on the right track, it's depressing to learn that nearly 1.8 million cars were sold in one year in Italy alone. Despite all that we know about the state of the environment, there seems no real end in sight to this century-old car mania.